Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

A double bed room... simply and beautifully decorated in white, with wooden furniture and a bathroom, offers travelers a quiet and comfortable home in a residential location.

If you are travelling in a group or a family, we have an extra room with a king size bed available but no en suite.
4 Adults and 2 small children would be the maximum between both rooms and shared bathroom.
Please book on AIRBnB The Charming Library Room if you would like the extra space.

The space

The property is conveniently located in Colombo in a lovely residential area. Its strategic location ensures that guests can easily reach many local points of interest. The city's numerous attractions such as Barefoot, Paradise Road, Museum, Independence Square, Old Parliament, Galle Face Green, Vihara Mahadevi Park, Gangarama Temple,Old Dutch Hospital, the Fort Railway Station etc.
Away from the traffic and the noise in a residential neighbourhood, its only a 10- 15 minute ride to almost any location in town. Its a superb base to discover the exciting city of Colombo.

About the property
A double bed room...simply and beautifully decorated in white, with an attached bathroom,offers travelers a comfortable home. The room is equipped with fan and A/C and can accommodates two adults and a child.

Wi- Fi and hot water are avaliable.The room comes with a mini library for those who enjoy reading. The guests are given a key , so that they can get about freely at any time.
I have a small home office in the premises.

Air conditioning
The room is also equipped with air conditioning. Its an optional facility available at an extra cost of Rs 1000 per night.

Breakfast is on the house and consists of fruits,eggs tea and toast also occasional traditional Sri Lankan food can be served.

You have access to a separate dining area, while a fully equipped kitchen enables you to prepare your own meals if you so wish.

House Keeping
Linen and towels are provided and changed
every 3 days for long term visitors.

Airport pick up
Airport pick up can be arranged for US$ 22 Rs. 3300 for the highway toll. Payable in Sri Lankan rupees to the taxi service directly .
please send passenger names and flight information.

Check in and check out
Check in time is flexible subject to the previous days booking. Check out time is 12 noon. We can keep your luggage for you to collect later.

Other Guest rooms available
We can also offer the New White Charming Room and the Charming Library Room if the Charming White Room is unavailable and booked.
These rooms are both in Longden Place and listed under AIRBnB as the "New White Charming Room" and the "Charming Library Room".

If you are looking for a city beach experience please check out our "Charming Colonial Home Near The Beach" situated in Dehiwala, Colombo, listed on AIRBnB and Booking com.

Guest access

The lobby area is a common space for the guest to enjoy and relax.

Interaction with guests

I am available most of the time on guests arrival. If not i will always be available on the phone. You may ask anyone in my home to get a call through to me if you need any help. You can even send me a message through the airbnb message thread and i will attend to your needs.

Other things to note

This is a safe space for women travelling alone.
Outside guests are not welcome in house. Thank you!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 14%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Smoking is permitted only in the balcony out door area and not inside the rooms.
If the guest are bringing outside people to the premises, I would need to be informed for safety reasons.
If the guest have any concerns or need clarity is best to speak to me ( your host) before making any adjustments. ( Eg changing rooms etc)
Please ensure that the keys are returned on check out.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

1 night minimum stay

426 Reviews

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Caitriona User Profile
June 2017
Gayathri's place is a very warm, welcoming and peaceful place to stay. Would highly recommend. Located in a quiet part of Colombo it is a great retreat. And Gayathri is a lovely, friendly host and was great to meet her!

Owen User Profile
June 2017
I stayed here for 6 weeks whilst on my medical elective at a nearby hospital. Gayathri, her family and maids were all very kind and welcoming right from the get go. Gayathri was nearly always around (she normally works from her office at home) to answer any questions or just for a nice chat over breakfast! She was also very helpful in giving me travel advise or just tips on places to visit over the weekends. The room was very spacious as was the bed and the en-suite bathroom. The bed had a large mosquito net and air conditioning was also available (although this was at the extra cost of 1000 rupees a night. At certain times of year the air conditioning is almost a must to get any sleep). At my request the room could be thoroughly cleaned on the same day and the same went to the same could be done for my laundry. In terms of location, Gayathri's place is fairly central in Colombo and almost everywhere you'd like to go is usually 10 minutes or less by tuk tuk. The neighbourhood she lives in feels very safe and secure (not that I felt particularly unsafe anywhere else in Sri Lanka). There is a super market, pharmacy and bakery 5 minutes walk away and Independence Square and its arcade is 10 minutes by foot. Overall I would highly recommend staying here whether it be for a long or short stay. The room feels luxurious and comfortable and Gayathri and everyone else is very friendly and helpful.

John User Profile
April 2017
This quiet, clean, tasteful house eases you out of the hot Colombo sun and gives you the time to recover that you were looking for. Our room spacious, full of interesting features (packed with a great collection of books, antique furniture, beautiful shower, excellent bed, fan). Who really wants to go home now. Breakfast excellent. All things considered you might expect a fussy,haughty host but not at all. Our hostess was so lovely and interesting. I would recommend this stay to anyone including my Granny and hope to return again.

Nicole User Profile
April 2017
good start into bustling sri lankan life at gayathri's. quiet residential area though not far from everything by tuktuk. very good communication. very helpful, thank you for all!

Philipp User Profile
April 2017
Gayathris place is very clean and it's siutated in a very calm area. You've got a pharmacy and a supermarket in a 5 minute walking distance. For everything else you can take a Tuk-Tuk. Gayathri is always there, if not you can call her always, she helps you to organise things and gives you advises what could you or where could you go. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Philipp User Profile
April 2017
Gayathris place is very clean and it's siutated in a very calm area. You've got a pharmacy and a supermarket in a 5 minute walking distance. For everything else you can take a Tuk-Tuk. Gayathri is always there, if not you can call her always, she helps you to organise things and gives you advises what could you or where could you go. We really enjoyed our stay there.

Matilda User Profile
April 2017
Beautiful home stay as always

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Gayathri User Profile

Hi I am Gayathri, i'm married to Malsri and we have a 7 year old daughter, Amaya.

I'm in advertising and run a home office. I enjoy working for clients who appreciate creative thinking and gives us a space to think.

Malsri is a tea taster and is an avid reader.

We welcome you to our home for a comfortable stay and experience the way we live in Sri Lanka. Also for a city beach experience please look at our CHARMING COLONIAL HOME NEAR TH BEACH on AIRBnB

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